Friday, March 31, 2006


Blue is a very sensual, indulgent colour, one that Klein used well. Some people say it's unfair of artists to use it because it's so eye-catching, too easy. The above, I believe, was not intended primarily as art, just plain bog-standard tiling in a public toilet, but they still went the extra inch by putting black filler in the gaps. White, cheaper, would have looked horrid. Someone deserves praise. Posted by Picasa

9 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

Lovely blue - should be in the Tate.

Is taking photos in public toilets socially accepted practice in Estonia?

April 01, 2006 12:29 am  
Blogger Simon said...

Well, since public conveniences of the sedentary sort are not generally locations renowned for non-cottage-industry social activities to start with, I don't think so, but then again I wouldn't pooh-pooh the idea.

April 01, 2006 2:00 am  
Blogger Denton said...

The blue is outstanding. Without the explanation I would have imagined a museum.

April 01, 2006 5:48 am  
Blogger Michael Blamey said...

Indeed

April 01, 2006 10:58 am  
Blogger Lisi said...

Simon, nice shot, reminds me of the last movie by director Derek Jarman.

April 01, 2006 11:54 am  
Blogger luminlight said...

Really? All colors can be eye-catching I think. But yeah, white tiles for the bathroom... NO NO! Show me something more interesting!

April 01, 2006 6:36 pm  
Anonymous MrC said...

i've looked at a lot of pictures today ... but i have to say this is my favorite!!

great colour, love the lightspot, & the black between the tiles definately makes it!!

your words accompanying each photo are great!

cheers
MrC

April 01, 2006 10:45 pm  
Blogger Glasgow Detail said...

Great image, thought it was leaded etched glass at first.

April 03, 2006 6:51 pm  
Blogger San Francisco Daily Photo said...

Cool image Simon!

PS: it looks like blogger distorted it a bit around the black lines.

April 04, 2006 10:08 am  

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